The Stamford Mineralogical Society will hold its 24th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show on Nov. 5-6 2011 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, CT 06870. The show is easily accessible from the Conn. Turnpike (Exit 5 or 6). The show is also 1 block from the Old Greenwich station on Metro North.
Hours: Sat. 9:30 AM to 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd. Old Greenwich, CT 7:30 PM Map and directions on page 2, parking lot across the street
June 21 Program
“Why Volcanoes Explode, Insights from Mineral Inclusions”
By Dr. Alexander Lloyd
The behavior of volcanoes is controlled by the composition and physical properties of the lava. The talk is based on the author’s research on melt inclusions and “crystal clocks” in volcanic rocks and illustrates the connection between mineralogy and volcanology.
The speaker is a Columbia University Science Fellow and a lecturer in the Department of Earth Environmental Sciences. He is also a visiting scientist at the AMNH.
Door prize will be given. All attendees are eligible.
Free mineral samples will be offered to all attendees.